The capital of the Netherlands and the liberal capital of Europe, Amsterdam is a fusion of history, culture, beauty, and fun. With vast parks, winding canals, and extraordinary architecture, you’ll be instantly charmed by the uniqueness of this romantic city. Enlighten your inner artist at the Van Gogh Museum, quench your thirst at the Heineken Experience, or relax at one of Amsterdam’s many coffee shops. Whether you’re interested in cultural tours, nightlife, or scenery, you’ll find the right vibe in Amsterdam.
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The trip meets in Amsterdam at the ClinkNOORD Hostel (Warmoesstraat 129, 1012 JA Amsterdam, Netherlands) anytime after 4 PM Thursday afternoon. Transportation to this destination is not included. Please plan your arrival accordingly. Your Bus2alps guide will be at the hostel to help check you in between 16:00 and 22:00. Luggage storage will be available for those of you arriving before 16:00. For those of you arriving after 22:00, you can check in at the reception desk and inform them you are with the Bus2alps group.
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For those of you attending the Hardwell concert on Thursday night, your trip leader will direct you to the venue. If you are not attending the concert, the night is free for you to explore the various bars, clubs, and shows of Amsterdam, and your trip leader will be happy to direct you to various options.
Friday morning we depart for Sandeman’s New Europe Walking Tour of Amsterdam, which will take you by important sites like the Red Light District and Anne Frank House, while covering historical and contemporary facts about Amsterdam, its people, and its liberal culture. When the tour ends, a number of options are available to you. We’ll be able to guide you to the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House, and more! If you need a munchie fix, we’ll show you an incredible pancake house built in an old carousel.
Then the rest of the day is free. You may also participate in another one of Sandeman’s New Europe tours like the Red Light District Tour, or the Famous Coffeeshops Tour. If you have any other requests your Bus2alps guide will be happy to help you; otherwise, feel free to navigate the canals and explore the various districts, stores, pubs, restaurants, and coffee shops for the rest of the day. We suggest going to the Anne Frank house at 3:30 to be able to get in time before the red light district tour.
If you are goiung to Tiesto at the ziggo dome then your guide can help explain how to get there and for those not going to the festival, the night is free again to explore more of Amsterdam’s diverse nightlife.
Saturday gives you the opportunity to continue to explore Amsterdam and visit any and all of the sites you may have missed on Friday. Bus2alps will be taking our group to tour the Heinekin Experience and IAmsterdam sign in the late morning. If you wish to join the group, you will get a discounted rate and the tour ends with a canal tour! If you want to do your own thing, your guide can point you in the direction of the museums, Anne Frank House, and the Red Light District Tour, and Famous Coffee Shops Tour are also available on Saturday. Bus2alps also recommends renting a bike for the day as a fun and exciting way to get around and see the city like a local.
Saturday is also the beginning of the Amstersdam Music Festival in the Amsterdam Arean which begins at 1pm. For those not going to the festival, the night is free again to explore more of Amsterdam’s diverse nightlife.
Sunday morning the trip ends. Check out from the accommodation is 10:30am. Please contact us for information regarding an additional night’s stay.